Monday, January 24, 2022

Pre-order native perennials

Go to to reserve yours 

M R Gardens' sustainable plant nursery has begun spring 2022 pre-ordering! Most native perennials, groundcovers and herbs can now be reserved. You can make your selections at the online store, which has pictures and descriptions of each of the plants so you can think through your garden design. M R Gardens focuses on pollinator plants and other species that benefit the ecosystem. 

Customers also have the option of contacting to order plants. Or leave a voicemail at 828.333.4151.

Once your selections are ready for planting, the nursery reaches out to you to arrange a pickup date, typically from mid-March through May. Pickup is at M R Gardens in the Oakley community of Asheville.

M R Gardens greenhouse, end of January

In addition to the nearly 50 varieties of native plants listed on the online store, the nursery also has the following available, which you can reserve by contacting M R Gardens directly:

Eastern Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)
Giant Purple Hyssop (Agastache scrophulariaefolia)
Pennsylvania Sedge (Carex pensylvanica)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Sweet Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa) 
Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora)

M R Gardens aims to be as sustainable as possible. The nursery's passive solar greenhouse requires no extra heat other than solar gain to propagate in winter. M R Gardens also practices organic methods, uses renewable resources in potting soil, and encourages customers to wash and return their plastic pots. Plants are grown on a small scale so that individual attention is given to plants, ensuring high quality. 

Save the dates!

M R Gardens offers pre-ordering for culinary herbs and vegetable starts. Go to the online store early March to reserve your early spring seedlings such as kale and collards; and mid-April for your summer crop seedlings such as tomatoes and peppers. Herbs can also be ordered as they become available. 

The nursery also opens its doors to the public for plant shows on select Thursdays through Sundays:
March 17 to 20;
April 7 to 10;
April 14 to 17;
May 12 to 15;
and June 2 to 5. 

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those dates.

Find M R Gardens at 441 Onteora Blvd., Asheville.